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High Score: The Best Neighborhoods in the U.S.

20th of February, 2018

About 12% of the U.S. population moves every year. That's lower than years past, but people are still on the move.

If you're getting ready to move to a new neighborhood, you want to make sure that the neighborhood you're moving into has everything you want.

Even if you're among those who are staying put, you might be curious to see if your neighborhood lands on this list.

Keep reading to learn what the top neighborhoods in the U.S. are.

What Makes a Great Neighborhood?

There are many factors that make a neighborhood great. A neighborhood where homeowners take pride in their home and neighborhood is a big plus.

A neighborhood that's easily accessible to parks and nature tends to rank highly with residents, too.

These are some of the factors that are considered in our rankings.

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Economic Data

Is the area doing well economically? This category rates the area based on data such as income, house prices, poverty rates and more.



What is the employment situation like in the area? This category rates the neighborhood based on how many people have a job.


Crime Rate

Is the area safe? Fetching official crime reports, this category rates the area based on crime frequency and crime type.



Is this area sought after? High rents are an indicator of sought-after neighborhoods. This category rates the area based on the average rent.

Where does the data come from?

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United States Census Bureau

Most of the neighborhood facts on this site is collected from the US Census Bureau. With over 15 data points collected for each zip code, it contrubutes the largest portion of the data used to calculate scores and area future.

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US Internal Revenue Service

IRS data helps us calculate charity contributions and how well businesses are doing in a specific neighborhood, necessary for assessing neighborhood livability.

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National Association of Home Builders

The National Association of Home Builders is where we get information about real estate taxes, an important factor when calculating the area score.

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Council for Community and Economic Research

The Council for Community and Economic Research is excellent for getting information about the cost of living in each neighborhood.

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